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SportHow will Russell Westbrook and James Harden fit together? Who cares!

12:11  12 july  2019
12:11  12 july  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

Mike D’Antoni: Rockets offense ‘not changing much’ with Russell Westbrook

Mike D’Antoni: Rockets offense ‘not changing much’ with Russell Westbrook The Houston Rockets may have to make some changes now that Russell Westbrook will be sharing the floor with James Harden next season, but head coach Mike D’Antoni insists any adjustments will be minor. D’Antoni discussed the acquisition of Westbrook in an appearance on “The Woj Pod” this week, and he said there will be no need to change Houston’s offense much with Westbrook. He noted how the Rockets had the second-best offense in the NBA behind the Golden State Warriors last season. Houston’s Mike D’Antoni on The Woj Pod pic.twitter.

Russell Westbrook and Harden decides they wanted to reunite and Rockets made it happen despite some questions about fit now that Harden is so And who the hell cares !? This is how NBA works right now and they’ll just have to figure out once they get back to work together . Don’t fret over small

1000. SHARES. Share Tweet. Just when you thought the NBA offseason couldn’t get any better, news dropped Thursday night that the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets agreed on a trade that would send Russell Westbrook to Houston for Chris Paul and some first-round picks.

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Just when you thought the NBA offseason couldn't get any better, news dropped Thursday night that the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets agreed on a trade that would send Russell Westbrook to Houston for Chris Paul and some first-round picks.

That #WojBomb sent #NBATwitter on fire because nobody could have seen Westbrook teaming back up with James Harden once again.

This league is so darn ridiculous in a very good way right now and we're all just along for the ride.

Westbrook makes it clear, he only cares about Rockets

Westbrook makes it clear, he only cares about Rockets New Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook has made it clear that he's focused on one thing and that's the Rockets. Russell Westbrook when asked about player empowerment: "I only care about one team. The Houston #Rockets." - Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) July 26, 2019 Westbrook is coming off another amazing season that saw him average 29 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 10.7 assists for his third straight season of averaging a triple-double, but it was not enough as the Thunder were ousted in five games by the Portland Trail Blazers in Round 1 of the postseason.

Also note how Harden , James and Leonard all fit the high-usage, high-efficiency mold this year while Westbrook (sky-high usage, mediocre efficiency) Meanwhile, Westbrook ’s supporters might argue that Harden has better teammates and that the Thunder, who are the West ’s No. 6 seed and could.

Originally Answered: How will Russell Westbrook and James Harden fit together ? Both are ball dominant guards who are most effective with the ball in their hands, driving to the hoop ( Russ because he's bigger, stronger and faster than most guards and James because much of his offense is

But what makes this all the better is that Harden and Westbrook really wanted to play together again and in the modern NBA something like that can just actually happen.

According to ESPN, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta told Fox 26 in Houston after the deal:

"I said at the end of the year we're never gonna stand pat," Fertitta said. "We're always gonna try to get better. I think this makes us a better team. I hate to lose Chris Paul, but we felt like we did what we had to do to become a better team.

"I think it'll be very interesting and fun. James and Russell wanted to play together. It ought to be fun this year."

And there you go, monster deals can just be made so everyone can have fun, which is so darn fun.

According to reports, Harden was a "driving force" in getting this deal done:

The Rockets' Trade for Russell Westbrook Reeks of Desperation

The Rockets' Trade for Russell Westbrook Reeks of Desperation Once you get over the shock Russell Westbrook landing on the Rockets and reuniting him with James Harden, the deal seems a little desperate on Houston's end. There's a chance Chris Paul and Harden could no longer work together, but this fix feels more impulsive than opportunistic.

We know Harden and Westbrook played together in Oklahoma City. Harden signed the following spring, meaning that had Westbrook committed to Arizona State (and assuming he stayed for his sophomore year), two of the best basketball players on the planet would have played together for one

Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

How will Harden and Westbrook be able to co-exist since both love having the ball in their hands so much?

Who the hell knows!? And who the hell cares!?

This is how NBA works right now and they'll just have to figure out once they get back to work together. Don't fret over small details like how they might mesh together on the court, just make deals and then hope for the best!

Just look at what the NBA looks like now:

It's basically a real-life version of NBA Jam where you can have fun playing with a number of different teams.

The Jazz and Nuggets won't be pushovers in the West. The Sixers, Bucks, Celtics, and Pacers are all very good in the East.

Here we are in July wishing it was October and the NBA's regular season was officially under way.

Because this league is absolutely ridiculous.

And we all love it because of that.

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I am choosing optimism at this moment in time. Hope over hate. I believe that Russell Westbrook can change at 30. I believe that James Harden can win a world championship while leading the Rockets in his prime. Am I going to regret all the above in six months? A year? Two? Maybe. I have applauded the Rockets many times since 2015. I have also often criticized them and highlighted their limitations. At this moment in time, sincere unification is the only way that Westbrook and Harden are going to work. Dwight Howard and The Beard split apart.

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